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At approximately 0100hrs Saturday morning the 20th December 2008, a male aged in his early 20's was found by a passing vehicle lying on the road in Albert Street, Ashburton near the corner of Rapley Street.
Police and Ambulance staff attended the incident and the victim was taken to the local hospital where he died a short time later.
It is believed that the deceased was hit by a vehicle: it appears that this vehicle has failed to stop.
Should any member of the Public have any information concerning the identity of this vehicle and/or driver would they please contact the Ashburton Police Station on 03 307 8400.
New Zealand Police Alert 10:00pm 20 Dec 2008 Canterbury
Location of incident: Ashburton
Incident type: Name of victim in fatal crash at released
The man killed in the fatal crash at Ashburton around 1.00am this morning was Stewart Thomas HOWELL aged 23 years of Ashburton.